Last period is finally over. You’ve closed your notes, zipped up your bag, and happily exited your classroom with a feeling of relief. As you gaze around, you can’t help but notice your classmates’ exhausted eyes as they eagerly leave the campus. Still, congratulations! All of you survived the infamous hell week. Now what? Here are some things you can do after that brain-draining week of schoolwork!
Sleep! You earned it.
Do yourself a favor and get a good night’s rest. This is the first thing you should do after a tiresome hell week. Aim for a juicy 8 to 9 hours of sleep that make you feel like royalty when you wake up. Try drinking a warm glass of milk to relax those muscles. Or take a warm shower to freshen up before going to bed. Keep those gadgets and books. Tidy-up your bed, put some comfortable clothes on, and play some chill music to aid your tired mind.
Try to reset your internal body clock, too. Sleep early and wake up early. Post-hell week is the perfect time to normalize your sleeping pattern again. It will help you wake up with ease without smashing that snooze button when another hell week comes.
Eliminate the stressor
Before you jump into the world of rest and relaxation, make sure you don’t have any more tasks to accomplish. It’s difficult to enjoy your day while subconsciously thinking of that 10-page reaction paper! So clear your to-do list first. Trust me, it’s worth it.
Food is life, literally
Eat! Cook a breakfast meant for kings. Start your day with a hearty meal. Go for dishes high in fiber and protein like meat, eggs, and bread to replenish lost energy. Maybe limit your caffeine intake and drink water instead.
It’s your day, so you should claim it! Binge-watch that series you’ve been itching to see. Grab comfort foods you’ve been craving for days. Start that game that you’ve been dying to play. In short, do the things you couldn’t do while you were busy because you’ve earned it.
Study hard but party harder
Seven or more days of being cooped up at home studying can get a bit depressing. It’s not bad if you go out a little for a fresh breath of air. But why not go out with your friends and enjoy the temporary freedom time has given you? If you want to be alone and get some peace and quiet parks and museums might be what you’re looking for! Another idea for the more sociable? Attend band gigs! Their music is perfect for a night out with friends.
This might be the first of many hell weeks you’ll encounter in school, so get ready for more. Follow this guide and you’ll be a pro in handling pressure in no time. But remember, use this guide with limitations.